Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to take the role of an insurgent fighter with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force.
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Release Date: Sep 15, 2009

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“If you haven't already picked up this surprise summer hit for console, the PC version offers enough content at an excellent price to make this a purchase you definitely won't regret.”
10/10 – 1UP

“If there's one thing Guerrilla has plenty of, it's content.”
10/10 – GamePro

“This third-person action game is a great open-world adventure for anyone with an appetite for destruction.”
8.5/10 – GameSpot

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Steam Edition Feature Highlights:

  • Added Steam Trading Cards
  • DirectX 11 Render Backend instead of DirectX 10 (DirectX 9 still available as fall back)
  • Added Wrecking Crew maps: RUINS, REPURCUSSION, IMPERIAL, EXPANSION, FROST, ABANDONED
  • Added Behemoth Mode
  • Matchmaking and Multiplayer via Steamworks
  • Added Host Migration functionality
  • Added Join in Progress functionality to join matches that are already started
  • No Games for Windows Live sign-in required
  • Leaderboards via Steam
  • Voice Chat via Steam
  • Achievements via Steam
  • At first launch the game attempts to migrate savegames from GFWL to the new system
  • Added Russian, Polish and Czech Localization


Misc Changes:
  • Added Achievements to DLC content
  • Fixed camera speed in vehicles
  • Steam offline mode enabled
  • Removed XP limitation for all multiplayer game modes.
  • Added voice chat "push to talk" option. It's enabled by default and it can be changed in the audio options. It's binded to key "Z" by default.
  • Added "Join chat" in matchmaking lobby. When using this option you will be joining RFG chat root
  • Changed minimum player number for Siege and Large Mixer to 6
  • Fixed mouse acceleration when driving walkers
  • Added ability to view Steam Gamer profile in leaderboards and in-game scoreboard
  • The time limit between lobby disconnects is doubled
  • Minimum players required to start the team game is four and for normal game it's three.
  • Removed Aim Assist in Multiplayer
  • Various Stability improvements

About This Game


Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to take the role of an insurgent fighter with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force. Red Faction: Guerrilla re-defines the limits of destruction-based game-play with a huge open-world, fast-paced guerrilla-style combat, and true physics-based destruction.

Key features


  • Open World Guerrilla Warfare — You decide who, when, where and how to battle. Utilize guerrilla tactics, improvised weaponry, and modified vehicles to lead insurgent attacks on EDF targets. Launch attacks based on your own gameplay style, take on missions in any order you choose, or engage in destructive activities to weaken the EDF's grip on Mars.
  • Strategic Destruction — Use destruction to your tactical advantage, setting ambushes or chain reaction explosions to attack enemy strongholds and permanently modify the game environment. Leverage fully-dynamic physics-based destruction to improvise on the fly: blow holes in a wall or floor to set an ambush or escape, take out a staircase to stop your pursuers, or drive vehicles through blown out walls.
  • Evolving & Emergent Gameplay — Carve your path through an ever changing landscape as you improvise your combat tactics - mixing gameplay styles, vehicles, weapons and explosives to defeat the EDF.
  • Epic Sci-Fi Setting — Explore the huge, unforgiving Martian landscape, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos; then tear through the fully destructible open-world environments swarming with EDF forces, Red Faction resistance fighters, and the downtrodden settlers caught in the cross-fire.
  • Multiplayer Combat — There is no place to hide when you put your guerrilla warfare skills to the test in a variety of highly destructive multiplayer combat modes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista®/XP/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB 3D Video Card w/Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 7600/ATI Radeon X1300)
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard drive space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8 for DirectX® 11
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB 3D Video Card w/Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 8800/ATI Radeon HD3850)
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard drive space
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ndm250
( 277.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Multiplayer is my favorite part of this game. Multiplayer is like an arena shooter, with the same awesome destruction from singleplayer, same weapons, and added "backpacks" pickups that give you incredible abilities like running through walls with the force of a Rino.

Multiplayer is truly a unique experience, unfortunately, there are not enough players to reliably find a match when you often like.

However, there is a bot you can add as a friend on Steam that will message you when there are lobbies available. This bot is the alternative to waiting in matchmaking for ridiculous periods of time without finding any players.

You can add the bot here: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198259171976

DISCLAIMER: I am bot creator
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Woofel
( 24.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Bought it for the destruction physics, was not disappointed.
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Banement
( 46.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Nerdcubed showed me Just Cause, Cities Skylines and most importantly..this. This, is the best game I've ever played with a physics engine. Too bad there's not enough things like noclip..Half the map STILL isn't explored!
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ButtZilla
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
WTF man, I can't even change the movement keys from WASD to something like num pad keys. It won't let me..,,.........
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hollywoodb1
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
It's only fair that I now write a positive review about this game, because the new people who updated and fixed this game did a fantastic job.

When I purchased this game originally, it simply did not work. I had to do all kinds of crazy things to even start the game, and it was horrible even when it started. I complained vehemently to steam and to the "support" behind the game, and very little came of it. This was also before steam implemented a refund policy... But I wasn't alone, and these people clearly weren't finished with it.

The game has been reworked marvelously and hasn't been a problem since. Onto the actual gameplay: I played it when it came out on Xbox 360 for god only knows how long, and the game is still fun to me now! The physics in the destructible environment are, for the most part, pretty intuitive, but there are some instances where things just don't add up. Structures WITHOUT support kinda hanging on to nothing, but overall it's a blast. I highly recommend it.
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alexandru_vlad21
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Explosions are the meat of this game. Explosions and a really meaty hammer.
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Travforvy
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Terrorism. Yay.
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Imperator
( 36.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Basic Information
  • Title: Red Faction: Guerilla
  • Genres: Action
  • Developesr: Volition, Reactor Zero & Nordic Games
  • Publishers: Nordic Games & THQ
  • Release Date: The 15th of September, 2009

General Impression
Red Faction: Guerrilla is a very nice open-world destruction game. From my point of view, would be a nice Grand Theft Auto: Mars Edition. That’s because it is an extremely open-world game, being a huge advantage. I had a lot of fun with this game. Off to the features: The graphics are well-designed, everything has a smooth looking, there were a lot of items which needed to be polished, and the developers proved to do it pretty nicely. The textures are nice and well-made. The atmosphere varies between 7 different environments, where the buildings will change, the enemies will be tougher and more, the sky’s and the overall map will look quite different (the color, sometimes it’s more windy, etc.) It’s a really nice atmosphere, indeed some places are not lively, but good morning, this is Mars, what did you expect? It’s realistic. The audio is nice, everything sounds well, the voice acting, the cars’ sounds, the tanks’ sounds, the guns’ sounds, etc. They were made to sound pretty realistic as well. The music is a nice feature as well, the music changes from the point where you are not in a combat status, where an ambient music will play, and when you will combat, a dynamic music will play. Hence there aren’t many types of music, they are all well-made, and I appreciate that. The gameplay is a pretty strong point. This game is open-world. You have many side quests, such as reaching a location in a matter of time, or destroying a location in a matter of time, saving arrested citizens, and also unexpected side missions, where you will have to go to a base and defend from the EDF. The main quests will generally come consecutive, meanwhile sometimes you will need to go to a certain location to activate the mission, or you need to get the maximum respect from the citizens of the respective area in order to unlock the last mission of the area, as example. Salvage is also a very important feature, by collecting salvage you can upgrade guns or buy new ones. The story is well-thought, and you will constantly experience it throughout the game. The user-interface is well-designed, and also it has additional designing and synthetized information. The controls are very well-chosen, all of them are easy-to-learn and good. The engines are alright, I haven’t found any haven’t met any bugs, crashes, screen freezes or frame drops. On bad computers, you will experience easy lagging, hence I actually didn’t. The mechanics… we need to talk more about this one here. Destruction. That’s what would resume the mechanics. There are so many ways to kill your infantry enemies, your vehicle enemies, your tank enemies, any building, and even other elements. Buildings, especially… have a very complex way of destruction. They destruct in a very realistic way. All the damage given to them is as it should be, nor too low, nor too high. The characters move well, the cars are fast and feel very good when driving them, and even other positive elements. Overall, Red Faction: Guerrilla is a great open-world destruction simulator, with nice graphics, awesome gameplay, interesting story and sophisticated mechanics.

Positive Points
  • Nice and well-designed graphics and textures
  • Large and different atmospheres
  • Pretty nice audio and music
  • Awesome, fun and challenging gameplay
  • Many main and side quests available
  • Purchasable guns by salvage items
  • An interesting story
  • Well-designed user-interface with additional designs
  • Well-chosen controls
  • Pretty stable engines
  • Sophisticated mechanics
  • Steam achievements and trading cards available

Neutral Points
  • Some racing missions would be a nice feature
  • Being able to talk to people would also be a nice feature

Negative Points
  • The multiplayer is not alive anymore, a big disadvantage
  • Some missions are pretty uninteresting, such reaching a point with your car in a certain amount of time

General Ratings

Feature Rating
Graphics 86/100
Atmosphere 89/100
Audio 83/100
Music 81/100
Gameplay 87/100
Story 85/100
Content Quality 88/100
Content Quantity 89/100
User Interface 84/100
Controls 90/100
Engines 85/100
Mechanics 92/100
Price Tag 100/100
Personal Rating 87/100
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TheCowPushGuy
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Big Explosion ? Hell yeah ! Awesome Physics ? OH YEAH ! SATISFAYING DESTRUCTION ? ITS LIKE YOU TURN HEAVEN INTO HELL !!!

I actually got this game recommend , since i played Just cause 3 a lot and love explosions and those amazing physics.So here we go.

This game is cool . You collect salvages for getting better gear and you got free choice between nanomelting guns , rockets , bigger rockets or just a hammer.Yeah ! It does offers you a bit stuff for destruction . Ohh ! and bombs shouldn`t be forgotten.So this game force you to destroy everything ,what looks like a building or a bridge,which is cool and nice , but on the other side.There are some massive buildings ,that are great to destroy and are really cool , but most of them are buildings from the enemy faction , that acts like a hornet nest over time,which kinda ruins it for me + The fact that there arent so many things to destroy over time.

After you destroyed the entire faction and finished the story. You get a tool to repair everything like your mother told you "And now go tidy up your playground.",which is cool and nice , but that thing needs ages to recover things and some of them cant even be recovered completly by some unknown reason.So there you go with a heart seeking for destruction and getting a bit slapped in the face to repair all things you destroyed , if you want to redestroy them,which takes much more time than destroying it.
"Ugh .... Sometimes it sucks to do what mother says." lol

Anyways the combat is a bit hiliarous ,because the AI is kinda dumb and crash at you like the police in GTA V and explosions everywhere.You can also crouch and take cover , but you cant shoot ,while being save.So you need to move to stand up and then shoot and if health goes down , take cover or run around and smash them all Or ..... take a massive walker or hijack a tank ,then blow them far away.Now thats is cool Battlerobots are lovely !

And after a long fight and endless coming army of EDF`S ( name from the enemy faction) Everything from your weapons or your vehicles ,which you hijacked tends to explode or got wrecked.So .... You have to run and stay safe.
Sad isnt it ? You want to feel bad , but at the same time you getting forced to fight against a hornet nest and then need to run ? .... Like real Hornets lol.

How is the story ? The story is okay , not good not bad , but okay.Feels also kinda rushed a bit . Takes around 8 hours and done , but still fine.

So how is the game now ? Is it good ? Or bad ? Well ... im actually quite mixxed , while explosion and destructions are awesome and looks so realistic , that it satisfaying your heart of destruction makes it good , but .... that those things will NEVER RESPAWN , makes it worst ..... and make me feel like in my childhood ,where i needed to clean my own room.
Story is okay and the upgrade system is a bit different , but so far its cool and nice . Destructions grants you some tactical advantages like crashing a tower or building on your enemies faces, but at the same time music is quite "boring" and the enviroment makes me feel a bit sad , but also happy for driving around , because there are hills and so on , well ...
i would actually recommend it for those ,who like destruction , but for anyone else. I would say buy it on sale , if you like Sci-Fiction stuff
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MissingYew
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
First of all, I want to say that the destruction in this game is extremely satisfying, just having the ability to bring any building to rubble usually means everything is getting demolished, either with explosives or when they run out, your sledgehammer.

But this game really doesn't benefit being an open-world game. Sure, you get to run around playing terrorist on Mars blowing up any building in your path, then having to evade the authorities which is simply achieved by just driving to the closest safehouse. Mostly what happens though is you drive for a few minutes to get to something worth destroying, blow up things until you're out of explosives which then means driving all the way back to the safehouse to restock, and then driving all the way back to something to destroy and repeat which tends towards extremely tedious gameplay, even if the destroying part is incredibly fun.

Driving around the world just feels empty (sure, it's Mars) but there is literally nothing worth driving to other than indicators on the map, there's nothing to really discover. No particular area feels like it is fully fleshed out and designed to the level it would have, had it not been open world. These problems aren't unique to Guerrilla as many open world games fail to get this right but it doesn't really try to do anything new in the open-world space either.

For me, the game would have been much more enjoyable just dropping you into an area with your goal and blowing your way to it using the fantastic destruction engine rather than the tedium of constantly having to drive get more ammo, or your next mission, killing the flow of the game.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Basic Information
  • Title: Red Faction: Guerilla
  • Genres: Action
  • Developesr: Volition, Reactor Zero & Nordic Games
  • Publishers: Nordic Games & THQ
  • Release Date: The 15th of September, 2009

General Impression
Red Faction: Guerrilla is a very nice open-world destruction game. From my point of view, would be a nice Grand Theft Auto: Mars Edition. That’s because it is an extremely open-world game, being a huge advantage. I had a lot of fun with this game. Off to the features: The graphics are well-designed, everything has a smooth looking, there were a lot of items which needed to be polished, and the developers proved to do it pretty nicely. The textures are nice and well-made. The atmosphere varies between 7 different environments, where the buildings will change, the enemies will be tougher and more, the sky’s and the overall map will look quite different (the color, sometimes it’s more windy, etc.) It’s a really nice atmosphere, indeed some places are not lively, but good morning, this is Mars, what did you expect? It’s realistic. The audio is nice, everything sounds well, the voice acting, the cars’ sounds, the tanks’ sounds, the guns’ sounds, etc. They were made to sound pretty realistic as well. The music is a nice feature as well, the music changes from the point where you are not in a combat status, where an ambient music will play, and when you will combat, a dynamic music will play. Hence there aren’t many types of music, they are all well-made, and I appreciate that. The gameplay is a pretty strong point. This game is open-world. You have many side quests, such as reaching a location in a matter of time, or destroying a location in a matter of time, saving arrested citizens, and also unexpected side missions, where you will have to go to a base and defend from the EDF. The main quests will generally come consecutive, meanwhile sometimes you will need to go to a certain location to activate the mission, or you need to get the maximum respect from the citizens of the respective area in order to unlock the last mission of the area, as example. Salvage is also a very important feature, by collecting salvage you can upgrade guns or buy new ones. The story is well-thought, and you will constantly experience it throughout the game. The user-interface is well-designed, and also it has additional designing and synthetized information. The controls are very well-chosen, all of them are easy-to-learn and good. The engines are alright, I haven’t found any haven’t met any bugs, crashes, screen freezes or frame drops. On bad computers, you will experience easy lagging, hence I actually didn’t. The mechanics… we need to talk more about this one here. Destruction. That’s what would resume the mechanics. There are so many ways to kill your infantry enemies, your vehicle enemies, your tank enemies, any building, and even other elements. Buildings, especially… have a very complex way of destruction. They destruct in a very realistic way. All the damage given to them is as it should be, nor too low, nor too high. The characters move well, the cars are fast and feel very good when driving them, and even other positive elements. Overall, Red Faction: Guerrilla is a great open-world destruction simulator, with nice graphics, awesome gameplay, interesting story and sophisticated mechanics.

Positive Points
  • Nice and well-designed graphics and textures
  • Large and different atmospheres
  • Pretty nice audio and music
  • Awesome, fun and challenging gameplay
  • Many main and side quests available
  • Purchasable guns by salvage items
  • An interesting story
  • Well-designed user-interface with additional designs
  • Well-chosen controls
  • Pretty stable engines
  • Sophisticated mechanics
  • Steam achievements and trading cards available

Neutral Points
  • Some racing missions would be a nice feature
  • Being able to talk to people would also be a nice feature

Negative Points
  • The multiplayer is not alive anymore, a big disadvantage
  • Some missions are pretty uninteresting, such reaching a point with your car in a certain amount of time

General Ratings

Feature Rating
Graphics 86/100
Atmosphere 89/100
Audio 83/100
Music 81/100
Gameplay 87/100
Story 85/100
Content Quality 88/100
Content Quantity 89/100
User Interface 84/100
Controls 90/100
Engines 85/100
Mechanics 92/100
Price Tag 100/100
Personal Rating 87/100
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Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Mars-themed GTA directed by Michael Bay. 10/10.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Red Faction: Guerilla is the prime of games based solely on Destruction and Mayhem. If you enjoy blowing stuff up, or knocking stuff down, this is the game for you.

If you want a story that pulls you in and a large array of gameplay mechanics, probably best to look elsewhere...

This game is strictly......."Run around Mars, blow crap up, knock crap down, and shoot people."
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Played this a lot on 360 and loved it. Saw it available for PC and snagged it and it's so great to have it again. Such an amazing open-world game. Just wish Multiplayer was busy enough for matches because this game has one of the best multiplayers I've ever played.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
76.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Grand Theft Auto: Mars
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
God's hammer simulator
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
277.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Multiplayer is my favorite part of this game. Multiplayer is like an arena shooter, with the same awesome destruction from singleplayer, same weapons, and added "backpacks" pickups that give you incredible abilities like running through walls with the force of a Rino.

Multiplayer is truly a unique experience, unfortunately, there are not enough players to reliably find a match when you often like.

However, there is a bot you can add as a friend on Steam that will message you when there are lobbies available. This bot is the alternative to waiting in matchmaking for ridiculous periods of time without finding any players.

You can add the bot here: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198259171976

DISCLAIMER: I am bot creator
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I'm not really sure if I recommend this game or not because I had my Fun with it but I will talk mostly about the negative aspects of the game so I put this review here.
The game is fun and all the destruction is great, but it has multiple flow-breakers which makes it often just annoying.

-The game is extremely tedious at many points, if you have fun, you have really fun but the way to get there was like really ♥♥♥♥ing tiring. You have to do many side missions to advance in the game to get control and salvage. Control is literally your game progression and salvage is money, which you obviously need both. The Problem is the you have 5 sectors with very similar missions and tasks, where a few of them are very boring (driving a car across half the map with a timer), which you also can't skip because you need the money. Which leads us to our next problem:

-Salvage, or better money , if you play the game normally you are always low on cash so you have to farm to enjoy the game to its fullest or even to try out a few of the different weapons without reloading after testing it out. Because you need salvage for Upgrades and for the Story to continue and both are pretty expensive.

-ammo shortage : Longer Fights can get really annoying because you always need to have a look on your reserve-ammo. For the normal assault rifles you have only two mags + the one in the gun and their damage is pretty low which makes them almost useless in longer fights. Later in the game you can kinda solve it but bigger fights are still annoying because somewhere in the middle you have to search for an ammo-crate.

-much stuff in the endgame: there are a few things you get right before the ending which I think should be available much earlier. (You get a jetpack which you aren't able to use as much because the main part of the game is already over, btw it's awesome)

In the end I would describe the game like this: skiing without a ski-lift. The descent is great, but its a pain in the ♥♥♥ to walk back up the mountain through the snow with your heavy gear.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
79.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Very good game, good graphics, good story, good gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
114.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
favorite game all time
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